July 26, 2010

Patience Is NOT One Of My Virtues.....

I am known for being the one who rushes everyone around, hates waiting in lines and I'll read the ending of a book first before even starting it. Why? Because I am inpatient!! So you can imagine just how frustrating these last few weeks of waiting have been....the wait for my cherry tomatoes to first plant, bloom, sprout and ripen. The moment is almost here!!! I am proud to announce that we have cherry tomatoes! WOOT WOOT!! Here they are early last week......

I bought this plant just for this recipe. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Olives & Bowties. YUMMM!! I love Weelicious. She has some of the yummiest recipes. Although, I would like to know how she stays so damn skinny. I mean, really?! LOL!! Anyway. Here's the recipe in case you don't want to click on the links...

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Olives on Bowties (Serves 4)

1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Fresh Thyme, chopped or 1/4 Dried Thyme

1 Clove Garlic, minced

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/3 Cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved

8 oz Farfalle (Bowtie) Pasta (about 1/2 a bag or box)

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Toss the first 5 ingredients together on a sheet tray to coat the tomatoes.

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are starting to burst.

4. While the tomatoes are baking, cook the pasta in salted water according to the package directions.

5. Combine the tomatoes, pasta, olives and cheese and toss to combine.

6. Serve.

Mmmmm........I cannot wait!! 

July 24, 2010

It Is My JOB To Do These Things!!!

I think it's an unwritten rule that we parents have to take embarrassing pictures of our children so we can pull them out when they come home with girlfriends or boyfriends. We just do!! That's one of our many, many jobs. :) My son is the perfect example. He just loves dressing up and posing for Mommy. Who am I to refuse him?!?!? :)

This is his "mad face". :) 

This is his "good face"

This is his "excited face"

And of course, his "happy face"

I'm sure he'll forgive me when he's older. I am, after all, just doing my job. ;)

July 20, 2010

Mommy vs. The Hummingbird.....The Sweetest Shot

Dear Hummingbird, I would like to thank you for hanging around my deck and giving me the opportunity to snap some of the most gorgeous pictures of your beautiful, tiny self. Thank you so much.......

I don't want to ruin this post with too many words. :)

Sweet Shot Day

July 15, 2010

The REAL Reason I Let My Kids Watch T.V.

I can sit here and ramble off a long list of educational reasons, Mommy needs to clean reasons or I just want my kids to sit quietly reasons. But those are not the real reasons. Let me show you visually why I let my kids watch t.v.!

Reason #1:
That, my dear friends is no other than Sportacus from Lazy Town, played by Magnús Scheving. He's a super healthy Super Hero who never stops moving, he helps kids to eat healthy and exercise. And he is yummy!!! 

Reason #2:

How could I NOT love Steve Burns from Blue's Clues?! C'MON!!!! Forget whatshisface, I'm TEAM STEVE!!! He's so hot!!! :)

Reason #3:

Thank you Imagination Movers for bringing Rich Collins to us SAHMs. We really appreciate it. And can I just say how much I love the way he twirls those drum sticks of his? Hubba hubba!!!

Reason #4 

Now, this is Mike Messer. Mike is in a band called Dirty Sock Funtime Band that Noggin' features from time to time. The song is catchy, my kids love it and I get to look at his gorgeous face the entire 2 minutes or so. It's a win win situation!! He is...gorgeous!! He kinda reminds me of a hipper version of Adrien Brody. Mmmmmm......Adrien Brody. -drools-

So there ya have it, the real reasons I let my kids watch t.v.! I could have lied and said something about education, but really now, where's the fun in that?!

July 13, 2010

Beach Day

My babies love the water....

So naturally they loved the beach....

Yes.....even my cranky teenager had a good time....

She even braved the waves so her little brother could go out and enjoy them....

We all had such a great, it wore my babies out.......

All in all, it was a good day. :)

July 12, 2010

Mommy LOVES To Read!!

Yes, yes I do!! I could read all day long if I were able to. But alas, I cannot. Especially since Miss. Lola had Hand, Foot & Mouth for over a week and needed to be held all. the. time. But enough about that! She's fine, we're fine and my arms are fine. Back to reading. My husband came home one day about 2 months ago and he had a book in his hand. A HUGE book. I kind of dismissed it because, well, I had another book I was already reading. The book I was reading was BULLET, by Laurell K. Hamilton. You can read more about it here.....

I gotta be honest. I stopped reading her books a while back because they became too pornographic for my taste. Not that that's not ok, mind you, I'm just all set with it. Anyway! The husband was trying to be nice and brought it home for me a few weeks ago not knowing I was kinda all set with her books, but I gave it a try anyways. I just couldn't get into it. I haven't even made it to chapter 3 yet. About a week ago I sat down with Kevin's book, just to see what it was about, and 3 chapters into it I couldn't put it down!! It was gooooood!!!!! THE PASSAGE, by Justin Cronin. Unbelievable!! It took me a little over a week to finish it.

 It's about a virus, a little girl, vampire type thingies, the end of the world...ect....ect. Not something I thought I would like, but I did. :) So now Kevin is a bit jealous that I found the time to read his book. I said...."Look, so what if the kids haven't bathed in like a week, they'll live. I need to read!!!" JOKING!!! HAH! No one suffered, everyone is clean and well fed. It's just that when I start reading something that I really like, I can't stop. I just hope he writes another. Now......what to read next?!?!?

July 5, 2010

Busy, Busy, BUSY!!!!

My husband is on vacation this week (-_-) Actually, he's been on vacation since last Tuesday. ((sigh)) Anyway!! He's home, we've been just hanging out with the kids, parks, playing in the water outside, watching silly movies and so on. Of course, Lola isn't feeling well. :( Her gums are all red and swollen. Why do I look things up on Google? WHY?!?! Because, of course I did. Now I'm just SURE she has diabetes. Ugh. It's porbably those damn 2 ear molars messing everything up. -_- Have I mentioned that I HATE teething? Well, I do. She isn't sleeping well, fever, not eating much, cranky, clingy....blah, blah, blah!! Bottom line? If Lola isn't happy, no one is happy!! It's been tough, but we're doing our best. We plan on taking them to the beach last this week, if Lola lets us.  have to say that I'm hardly on the computer when he's home. Just too much to do. Dang......vacation is tiring!!

July 1, 2010

Well......So Much For My 24 Hours Of Peace & Quiet

As I posted the other day my husband took 2 of our 3 for an overnighter in CT. I was looking forward to spending a whole 24 hours with my Lo. About 3 hours into, what was supposed to be a relaxing time, Lola started showing signs of distress. Whining, clinging to my leg and just not being her normal self. -_- My plans were thrown right out the window!! I spent most of my time holding her, trying to make her feel better and just trying not to lose my mind.  She cried all night, I hardly slept a wink and I'm ready to pass out. D.E.A.D. DEAD!!! Oh the joys of motherhood. One minute you're on cloud 9 with your beautiful child and the next you're sitting on you bum holding a drooling, screaming child. How quickly things can change. You know, I've always wondered how something so cute can cause so much trouble?......

I've said it before and I'll say it again........teething sucks. That is all.